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Local youth giving back to their community through creative writing

02-07-2019 11:21 AM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Ripple Foundation

Kids Write 4 Kids Writing Challenge allows youth to become published authors before high school

TORONTO, February 06, 2019 – Ripple Foundation’s Annual Kids Write 4 Kids (KW4K) writing challenge is the only one of its kind in the country that provides youth the opportunity to become published authors before high school, while giving back to their communities through the charity of their choice.

Each year, young authors in grades 4 – 8 from every province and territory in Canada have a chance to share their stories with the world. Since 2012, all net proceeds from the sales of their books have benefited local schools and charities.

“Advocating for creativity and education in youth has the potential to shape the leaders of tomorrow. It increases self-esteem and confidence, as well as youth’s ability to engage with older generations. This helps to set them up for future success and prepares them to tackle life’s challenges.” – Ivy Wong, Founder, Ripple Foundation

“I had never anticipated the positive effects this contest would have on my daughter. Reading reviews on Amazon about her book and doing book readings made her feel like a real author, and motivated her and the children in her school to get excited about writing. This positive experience has helped her become more confident about sharing her ideas, and to mentor and create a love for writing in others.” – Farheen Ali, mother of past winner Safaa Ali

All entries received by March 31, 2019, will be reviewed by a judging panel of notable Canadian authors including Robert Paul Weston, along with last year’s contest winners. The 2019 winners will be announced on July 1, 2019.
For more information about KW4K and for entry details: ripplefoundation.ca/contest
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About Ripple Foundation
Ripple Foundation is a charitable organization that fosters creativity in youth across Canada. Since 2015, Ripple has developed and facilitated activities that encourage creative writing in children, including the Kids Write 4 Kids contest, Write It Workshop Series, and Wave Blog. Ripple’s vision is a generation of young people who are confident in their words as well as their ability to give back to their communities, paving the way for them to go on to do great things. Learn more about Ripple’s programs at ripplefoundation.ca.

About Kids Write 4 Kids
The Kids Write 4 Kids program is an annual national creative writing challenge that encourages children and youth in grades 4-8 to submit original stories for a chance to become a published author. Each year, a panel of judges selects stories submitted to the competition to be published both in print and digital format, available for the world to read. The KW4K program has been running since 2012 and is Ripple Foundation’s signature program. To date, 13 titles by youth authors have been published worldwide. View all titles at ripplefoundation.ca/books

Media contact:
Phil Norris
PR Lead, Ripple Foundation
t. 947-961-7741
phil@ripplefoundation.ca

The Kids Write 4 Kids program is an annual national creative writing challenge that encourages children and youth in grades 4-8 to submit original stories for a chance to become a published author. Each year, a panel of judges selects stories submitted to the competition to be published both in print and digital format, available for the world to read. The KW4K program has been running since 2012 and is Ripple Foundation’s signature program. To date, 13 titles by youth authors have been published worldwide. View all titles at ripplefoundation.ca/books

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Toronto, ON M5R1B8

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